Community Calendar 11-13-13




No Kids Night
    NOV. 15—The Carnegie Science Center and the Pittsburgh Glass Center will host a No Kids Night Glass event from 6-10 p.m. at One Allegheny Ave., North Side. Adults ages 21 and up will be able to explore the numerous exhibits and try their hands at special themed activities.  They will learn about the science of melting glass and learn how lighting forms glass in nature. All activities will be held without children. Free slot play will be given after registration. For more information, visit

Anniversary Party
    NOV. 16—Steel On Ice Inc. will host its 25th Anniversary Party at 7 p.m. at Mirage, 4375 Murray Ave., Greenfield. The ski club event will include dining, dancing and the reuniting of old and meeting of new friends. For more information, call 412-563-9864 or email
OASIS Tutoring Sessions
    NOV. 20—OASIS will host its Intergenerational Tutoring Training Session from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Macy’s Department Store, 400 Fifth Ave., 11th floor, Downtown. OASIS is looking for mature adults who want to help children in their neighborhoods learn to read by giving one hour a week. All materials, books and supplies will be provided. There will also be a training session on Nov. 20. Registration is requested. For more information, call John Spehar at 412-232-2021.

Newly Elected Officials Course
    NOV. 23—The Local Government Academy will host a 2013-2014 Newly Elected Officials Course from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 901 Western Ave., Suite 205, Pittsburgh. Sessions address the complex task of running a municipality and prepare newly elected officials to deal with policy matters and the government process. For more information, visit

Rites of Passage Program
    NOV. 23—Seshemet Community Council will host its Rites of Passage Program from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Homewood Carnegie Library, 7101 Hamilton Ave., Homewood. The program will run through May and is for males and females ages 11-18. It will include sessions on knowledge of culture and history, community service, parental involvement, health, self-esteem, conflict resolution and leadership. For more information, call 412-370-4693 or visit

Madden Tournament
    NOV. 29—The Community Empowerment Association and the Coalition on Urban Affairs will host the Up Your Game Madden Tournament Challenge at 4 p.m. at the Arts, Cultural and Training Institute, 7120 Kelly St., Homewood. This is an anti-violence and human service campaign with weekly gaming tournaments aimed at imparting lessons about conflict resolution, reducing urban violence and giving young men a healthy, constructive outlet on the weekends. For more information, call 412-371-3689 or email

MLK Jr. Writing Award Competition
    ONGOING—Carnegie Mellon University will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Award Competition. Pittsburgh area high school and college students are asked to submit personal narratives dealing with individual experiences of racial or cultural differences or personal reflections on King’s legacy that rely on concrete detail. Both poetry and fictional and nonfictional prose pieces are welcomed. A cash prize will be awarded. Entries must be received by Nov. 22. For more information, email

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